Joseph Gordon Levitt Channels Janet Jackson and Kills It in Lip Sync Battle Performance

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We all know that Joseph Gordon Levitt is a talented actor, director, and even a burgeoning show biz impresario through his collaborative production company, Hit Record. But who knew the guy could dance?

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OK, so maybe we kind of already knew.

In one of the most epic Lip Sync Battles to date, Joseph Gordon Levitt channeled Janet Jackson (complete with on-point lipstick and a pony tail) to perform an awesome lip sync to her classic 1990s hit, “Rhythm Nation.” The singing may be fake, but the dancing is SO REAL. What I love about this show is that it gives people we already know as a certain kind of performer the chance to show us another side of themselves, revealing talents that don’t get to come out and play too often.

Like choosing a slammin’ lipstick shade.

Thank you, Mr. Levitt, for your service.

(via Pajiba)

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